Jodi Chromey

Jodi Chromey is a freakishly tall writer who edits MN Reads and has been blogging at I Will Dare since 2000. Follow her on Twitter: @jodiwilldare

Choral Reading & The Scariest Book Ever

Mrs. Mullins had thin, curly white hair. It looked like she was growing dandelion fluff on her head. If we ...

Abandoning Books with No Remorse

I’m a loud and proud book abandoner. That’s right, I will stop reading a book if I’m not enjoying it. ...

Living Up to My Word: On Book Organization

In one of my first Book Riot posts, I wrote about how Frank Portman taught me not to hoard books. ...

“No Fair!”–On Overlooked Eldest Siblings

A few weeks ago, when I wrote about my love for Beverly Cleary, Book Riot commenter Namil_Kim and I bonded ...

Knock It Off About Not Having Time to Read

Chances are good that the three novels recommended by this year’s Pulitzer jury — “Swamplandia!” by Karen Russell, “Train Dreams” ...

In Honor of Beverly Cleary’s 96th Birthday

Most bookish women I know lay alms at the altar of Judy Blume, with good reason. I too love Judy. ...

Random Bits of Poetry That Have Lodged in My Brain

I didn’t go to any schools that really required memorization. I have a vague memory of needing to memorize the ...

The Loneliness of Being a Non-Hunger Games Reader

I have not read The Hunger Games. I haven’t read any of the Harry Potter books, either. I’m completely okay ...

A Reader’s Pet Peeves

As a reader, I’m a big believer in John Gardner’s “fictional dream.” You know that concept where it’s the fiction ...

Our Reading Lives: The Death of Regina Morrow

The death of Regina Morrow in Sweet Valley High #40 On the Edge influenced my life more than any other ...

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